Today marks the 73rd birthday of the United Nations. What started as a union of 50 nations in pursuit of global security and progress has become a global body of 193 nations working together to tackle the world's toughest challenges, and ensure human rights protection for countless people across the globe.
This year, our 200+ chapters are mobilizing around a message: "Human Rights, Close to Home." We chose this theme to recognize the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), championed by former UNA-USA board chairwoman Eleanor Roosevelt in the aftermath of World War II.
Stand Up for Human Rights!
This December marks an important milestone in the history of global human rights: the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Adopted by the UN on Dec. 10, 1948 and championed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in the aftermath of World War II, this document has been the catalyst for expanding human rights protection for people across the globe. In recognition of this important anniversary – and acknowledging that much work is left to do to secure human rights for all – there is a resolution currently pending in the U.S. House of Representatives to honor this historic document. Take action and ask your Representative to become an original cosponsor of this resolution.